Friday, February 24, 2012

Mail Art: A little in and a little out...

Hello!  Here's another bit of mail.  I think I have fallen in love...and behind!

It's been a while and these are FAR OVERDUE!  My dear pen twin...Shannah...please forgive me for my belated post.

So to start things off, check out that black and white post card!  How neat is that!  It comes from Rose Oziorny for a postcard swap from SwapBot.  It is a vintage photograph of Althea Gibson.  She was the first African American to win a major title.  She won the French Championship in 1956 and then went on to win both the U.S. Open and Wimbledon titles in 1957 and 1958 respectively.  Rose didn't know it...but I love tennis and played in high school and recreationally in college.  Mr. MCD and I always watch the tournaments every year.

Shannah'a letter was beautifully decorated.  She pasted that flower and added some paint splatters.  I personally love the Ronald Reagan stamp.

The inside was just as sweet as the outside.  I looked at the card she wrote on over and over again.  The illustration is beautiful and the overalls on the little girl are just darling.  I love that old fashioned look on babies...look at that bonnet!  Her stationary was so pretty.  I'm a sucker for flowers.

I love reading Shannah's letters.  Hop on over to her blog, Write Before Your Eyes...great name right!  She's always posting about her latest mail goodies and some of her recent stationary finds.  She is even considering creating her own stationary...and it is really good.

Here is a sample of my outgoing mail goodness.  I sent out handmade stationary and envelopes to my neice, Jazz.  You can  see the stationary HERE.  She's definitely excited to have her own paper to write on!

I sent out a thank you note to Rose for the post card and modge podged tissue paper to the envelope...I really like doing that.  It's an interesting look, almost like confetti.

Hand made envelope for Chrissy, another SwapBot project.  It's kind of funny.  It was supposed to be and International letter swap.  I got Tasha, in can see her mail art HERE.  However, poor Chrissy got me...and she lives in Virginia.  Such a nice woman!  I'll post her letter soon...and wow!  The stationary!

You can also see my letter to Shannah at Write Before Your Eyes.  She really loved how I drew her name.

Also, a very cool looking envelope to Debbie Harmon.  I sent her the Valentine's Day ATC's.  She is a veteran in the ATC department so I wrote her a quick note telling her I was a newbie to the game and that I would love to see some of her work.

She apparently LOVED my ATC's and I'm so happy that she did.  I also loved this envelope.  It was just so simple, but very graphic with the bold red stripes and plain black lettering.  Seems strange but this is one of my favorite envelopes that I have created.

Until next time...and hopefully it won't be long!


shannah said...

Thanks for the mention again! I will mention your blog on my next post! :)
By the way, how old is your niece Jazz? I have a cousin who is going to be 14 in a few days and has been looking for a penpal.

Love the mustache too ;P

Your PenTwin Shannah

vw: nath accec ...hmm

Momma C Designs said...

This has taken a while, sorry. Jazz is only seven but I will ask her in my next letter if she would be interested.

P.s. Your letter has been sent young lady!

shannah said...

Hmm, that may be too young for her. It was worth a try though.
Got your lovely Mail today! It will be posted on my blog soon! :)

Marina said...

I love how you decorate your envelopes and how you write names :)

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